From time to time, IELTS candidates may be asked to discuss the topic of animals in either IELTS Writing Task 2 or IELTS Speaking Part 3. Here are some examples that could come up in the writing test: Animals should not be used for the benefit of human beings, unless there is evidence that the animals […]Read more "Discussing animal conservation in the IELTS"
Remember that in IELTS Speaking Part 3, there are no right or wrong answers. Candidates are being tested on their language they use, not their opinions. In this earlier post, I talked about the benefits of keeping animals in zoos. Can you think of any arguments against keeping them? If you want to give your […]Read more "Discussing animals in IELTS Speaking Part 3"
One of the areas that may come up in the IELTS is the subject of zoos. A couple of days ago, my students and I discussed this as an IELTS Speaking Part 3 topic and the question touched on the advantages or benefits of keeping animals in zoos. Photo Credit: Nick Haskins via Compfight If […]Read more "Talking about zoos in IELTS Writing and Speaking"
Recently, in one of my IELTS Topics Discussion lessons, students and I had an interesting discussion on animal cruelty and the killing of animals for leather. The idea of bio-fabrication came up. If you are not sure what this means, it is basically about creating leather or re-creating animal skin by ‘growing’ it, instead of […]Read more "Discussing bio-fabrication in IELTS Speaking Part 3"
A little story: I woke up from my afternoon nap yesterday to the loud chirping of a baby chick that my husband had brought home for the children. Despite my insistence on the “No Pets!” house rule, I was somehow ignored by the excitement and was imposed this additional member to my family. When it […]Read more "7 Good Resources for Discussing Animal Testing in IELTS Writing and Speaking"
I have been having some trouble with birds flying outside my window lately. They’re usually fine when they go about their own business but when they do their business on my window ledge, the bedroom floor and even on my curtains, that’s when I start to be less forgiving. Especially when I have to clean […]Read more "The Problem with Birds"
My daughter has moved on from snails to moths. She has a thing for slugs and bugs so I sleep with one eye open now, hoping that these things don’t crawl into bed with me!Read more "Creepy Crawlies"
I went to visit a new neighbour yesterday evening and despite our language barrier (she speaks Arabic and I, English) we were able to laugh and joke quite comfortably and there were easy smiles all around. While I enjoyed a good cup of tea, here is what my daughter and her friend picked up in […]Read more "Neighbours"